So there I was in the shop on Saturday close to closing and this wave of "I gotta stitch something tonight or I'm going to die .. I must stitch .. I must cross stitch" swept over me. OK .. this is good. I've been felting for way too long - it's time to get back to my 'true love' and what better time than when you really really WANT to stitch something! So .. this is good .. there are designs I've wanted to do!
Only two colors of DMC floss. DMC floss? I don't want to stitch with regular old floss, so I pulled the two colors and matched them up to GAST Gold Leaf and WDW Onyx. Now, onto fabric. WHITE? What is it with designers stuck in a box with boring old fabrics .. I want color, I want some splash, I want to have stitching fun! So, went to the 30ct hand-dyes to select my shade. Nothing to be had! Honest .. Diana was standing there laughing at me, but also offering suggestions. Nothing worked ... oh, some went with the Onyx with no problem, but the 'gold' was going to be my problem child. And others that would have worked, I didn't have a piece the size I needed!
Had to start the design in the center as the fabric wasn't 'quite' the size it should be to give me 3" all the way around, and I didn't want to be off center so .. counted up and over and inserted the needle. I'm having to stitch words. Did the OVER then counted up to RUNNETH and stitched those letters. Now, starting at the very end of the world CAULDRON (since it had the least counting to do that way), stitched that word.
Then .. gave myself a break from black and started to stitch one of the swirls in gold. THIS IS FUN!!!
Looked at the design Monday night ..... and apparently Christmas was on my mind, even though it's way too early for Christmas thoughts ... but NO L! The word said CAUDRON. See .. no L!
I'm sure someone would notice that, so started pulling out the CAU. I'll start remedial spelling again tonight and maybe this time actually LOOK at the chart ... and the fabric .. as I'm stitching.
Tis the Season
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